I just picked up a 67' triumph bobber and the builder omitted the cyl. head stays. Are they important? Should I fab some frame mounts and get those back on there?
yea Newtons fourth law says mass x triumph engine x pavement = the need for head steadies!? hahathe factory thought it was important! search the threads here for a heated debate on this subject......will they run w/out one? yes they will. how far? anyones guess! the last guy to argue against this called me in the middle of the night to bring him the 2 screws to his float bowl,a gasket and a float needle! on I4, 60miles from where i live.......when we installed the top mount we also found the aftermarket frame cracked at the back mounts and the holes wallor`d out on the front mounts! surprising how well the clutch worked after tightening everything up,too!
seriously, no law says they have to be there![except the law of physics!] and yet, the factory thought they were important enough to install them! [of course, the factory would have to WARRENTY any breakage, at their own cost!] i dont see the guys at JOHNSON MOTORS or TRICOR accepting many of these bikes w/out them!
Why would you?I just picked up a 67' triumph bobber and the builder omitted the cyl. head stays